The second edition of the Globe Sing a Carol competition has set an early Christmas festive tone following its launch in Blantyre on Monday evening.
The singing competition,organised by Globe Internet Limited, will see 14 musical groups and choirsbattling it out in singing the perfect Christmas carol between December 10 and23.
Globe Internet head of sales Chifundo Kandani said they came up with the initiative to bring families together during the festive season to stimulate the spirit of giving, love and sharing.
“We thought we should celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with Malawians. So, we took an initiative to start the Christmas Carol competition. “Last year we had an overwhelming response. That is what encouraged us to come again with a similar competition this year,” he said.
In 2017, eight groups participated, but this year, the number has risen to 14 and includes choirs doing acapella and bands using electrical instruments. Two top groups from the two categories are expected to take home K100 000 each.
Kandani said: “More choirs and music groups expressed interest to join, but we can only accommodate the 14.”
He stressed that the competition is not just for their customers but everyone interested is free to come and participate.
On the opening day for this year’s contest, Limbe Cathedral English 1 Choir had the chance to make the first impression. Its choir master Andrea Nedi believes they did their utmost best during their performance.
“Special mention to the organisers. These gatherings are perfect for us as groups more especially during this festive season,” he said.